Warm and Happy

In mid December I made reservations to a cross country ski retreat up north. When I made my reservations the Madison area didn’t have much snow to play in. I figured I’d just drive north until I found snow! As soon as the credit card was swiped I thought, “I bet because I made these reservations it’s going to be -10″

I was right.

The 10 day forecast showed temps below zero. At first I pissed and moaned and groaned. Whyyyyyyy. But my better half tends to be reasonable and took us cold-weather gear shopping. We would be equipped to have a good time, frigid cold weather be damned.

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The place we stayed at is called Palmquist Farms. They have several cabins, 32 km of groomed cross country ski trails, dogs are allowed, a sledding hill, and they serve three home cooked meals a day. It was a winter heaven!

The days we spent there went like this:

Wake up, go sledding, go to breakfast, go cross country skiing until lunch, go to lunch, get back on the cross country ski trails, sip peppermint patties from a thermos, continue to ski, enjoy the beauty of it all, come back to cabin to thaw out in front of a fireplace, go sledding,  go snow-shoeing, go to dinner, save room for dessert, and then snuggle by the fireplace.

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It might have been cold, but I never felt it…if anything I had to shed layers. Great times kept me warm and happy.

There’s not a whole lot other to say about it, except that I can’t wait to go again!

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